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If you are serious about becoming a dolphin, seal, sea lion, or killer whale trainer, then you should purchase Wear a Wetsuit at Work: How You Can Become a Marine Mammal Trainer!

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Kyle @ MarineMammalTrainer . com


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  • So realistically I’m 23 and at the moment I am a lifeguard and yes like many this has always been a dream job for me but being here in the uk opportunity dose not come up and I carnt just drive to somewhere to find anything out I found this page from a video on you tube and I would just like to no what qualifications are needed or looked for and is there aprentaships or internships in this line of work the good thing is I am going too florid orlando for 2 weeks staying at the sea world resort and going to sea world so I can ask a little more then so any help would be brilliant thanks


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  • Hello, my name is Mackenzie Buchko. I am a formal high school student at west orange high. I am doing a project in my marine science class about careers in marine work. I have a few interview questions. Thank you so much for your time ‘
    What’s your name?
    What’s youf job associated with?
    What educational background was needed
    What have you accomplished to get to where you are?
    What’s your job description?
    What’s your job availability ?
    What would you say is your favorite part of your job?
    What got you interested in marine science?
    Again thank you so much for your time and contribution.

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  • Emily Rae Wheelwright

    My religion and working on Sunday clash quite a bit. Can you Please contact me at You have contacted me before on a different email but due to some isuses I have switched to this email.

  • I have just purchased your book Wear a wetsuit to work, and it has helped so far! But I really wanted to know why killer whales log? And last question, but when you become a trainer at SeaWorld, do you start at one, and move up to killer whales, do they put you in one, and you stay there? Because I would do any thing to become a killer whale trainer.

  • What is the best way to start practicing and preparing for the swim test at Seaworld?

  • hi, I really want to be a dolphin, seal, sea lion , killer whale trainer !
    what degree do I take at university ???
    I went on a school trip to university Suffolk today and realised this is a very hard job to find in the uk. I feel like moving to florida would be better as more dolphins live there. can you help ?

  • For my school project I’m researching about whales and which ones live near small islands can I interview a person about this?

  • Hello Kyle i need some information about whale behavior for a school project. I was wondering if i could interview you. please let me know . Thank you in advance.

  • Hi Kyle! Quick question, how old do you have to be for the student member to IMATA? Thanks!

  • How old do you have to be to come here and do u have to pass college to come here

  • Hi. I’m Haylee Cloninger. I am doing a school paper on a career of Dolphin Training. I need a few questions answered.
    What can I expect to do for day – to – day activities of this job?
    What can I expect for the pay?
    What do I need to do to be a successful dolphin trainer?
    What are some of the ups and downs of the job?
    Please email me the answers at

  • Hi! My name is Hailey Jackson. I am interested in becoming a marine mammal trainer and I had a few questions for you about the career field. My email is and my backup email is Thank you so much in advance for your time!

  • Hello, I am doing a project for school where we have to interview someone with the job that we want. I was wondering if maybe I could interview you. I have 20 questions and it can be done over email if that is more convenient. This is due Friday March 2nd so if you see this before then and you are willing to do it please let me know. Thank you,

  • I am a 49 year old woman and I have always wanted to have a career with marine mammals. I currently train dogs and horses. Is it too late for me to venture in to this field?

  • Hello. My name is golbarg. I am from Iran. I am thirty years old and am a swimming instructor. I would love to be a dolphin trainer and I really like this profession but I do not know where to start. And in my country there are no such facilities for women. Where can I go from abroad? Is it too late for my age? please direct me.

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  • Christopher Kapetan

    Hello my name is Chris Kapetan, I’m a student in high school researching dolphin training for a school project. I was wondering if it would be possible if you could answer a few questions I have in this particular field.
    -What was the reason you choose to pursue a career in working with animals?
    -Did you have to overcome any challenges while on your journey to becoming a dolphin trainer?
    -How did you prepare while going through school to become a trainer?
    -Do you need a degree to be a trainer? Does it help you look more qualified for the job position?
    -Have you ever had to deal with an audience member who put your dolphins safety or theirs at stake? If so, -what action did you take?
    -What would you say is the most important skill a dolphin trainer must have?

    Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation, if you need to contact me my primary email is and my secondary is

  • Hello Kyle!
    I am currently a high school student and I want to pursue a career training dolphins. I have read your book and talked to some different trainers. I was wondering if all your information in your book and on your website is true for someone who wants to be a marine mammal trainer but not a show trainer. I love the idea of caring for the marine mammals behind the scenes and the idea of sharing these amazing species with other people through public interactions. Do you have any advice for going this route rather than becoming a show trainer? Will the swim test be as difficult? Also, I live far away from any sort of dolphinarium, so I am volunteering at a local zoo this summer. Do have any other suggestions for gaining experience?

  • Hello, I was looking into this field for a little bit and I just feel like it’s the job for me, but my mom wants to know about job opportunities since I’ll need one once I graduate collage (though I am still in high school right now). I just wanted to know if you could help me figure this out, as well as conform my degree options I’m looking at too. These degrees are also things I’m interested in so if I do need to change them could you help find something I would both enjoy and not stray to far from my interests or current choices? Get back to when you can!

    Thank you,
    Shelby Lee

  • I would love to apply for an internship here or anywhere with a training facility if possible. That way I could get more experience in my field of study if possible.

    I graduate May of 2020 in a bachelors in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.

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